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Daniela Rogobete

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This paper attempts an analysis of the metaphorical strategies Jhumpa Lahiri uses in her 2008 collection of short stories Unaccustomed Earth in order to explore and comment on the intricate relations and the complex web of feelings and resentments, longing and attachment that make up the essence of family life as shaped by the diasporic experience. In this volume, Lahiri particularly focuses on the conflicting emotions engendered by migration, on the articulation of displacement and reintegration, and on the capacity to fully assume the diasporic experience and turn it into a meaningful assertion of one’s identity.

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Julius Rozenfeld

. Cohen, Robin. 1997. Global Diasporas: An Introduction , London: UCL Press. Davie, Grace. 1994. Religion in Britain since 1945; Believing without Belonging. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing House. Faist, Thomas. 2000. The Volume and Dynamics of International Migration and Transnational Social Spaces, Oxford: Clarendon Press Glick Schiller, Nina. Basch, Linda and Blanc-Szanton, Cristina. 1992. Towards a definition of trans nationalism:introductory remarks and research questions, in Glick Schiller, N. Basch, L. and

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Fouad Mami

Gyssels and Bénédicte Ledent (Eds.). Paris: L’Hartaman. Wirngo Siver, Comfort. 2012. Self-Migration and Cultural Inbetweeness: A Study of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck. Teacher’s Diploma Dissertation. University of Yaoundi 1, Camerron.